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What should New York fans expect opening night in Brooklyn? The atmosphere will be electric; there is no doubt to that. After years of careful planning, organizing, and funding, the Nets franchise has relocated to their brand new arena on Atlantic Avenue. The Frank Gehry masterpiece was unveiled for the basketball world on October 15th in a winning effort against the Washington Wizards, with an atmosphere we’re used to seeing at Madison Square Garden. But what should Nets fans expect against their new cross town rivals on November 1st?
After an exciting off-season full of blockbuster deals and skepticism over who their next acquisition would be, the new-look Nets’ roster is getting closer and closer to what we’ll see opening night. The two main acquisitions this off-season were bringing back all-star guard, Deron Williams, after months of uncertainty to where he’d be playing next season, and 31-year-old veteran swing-man, Joe Johnson, after five players and a first round pick were sent to Atlanta in return. Piece-by-piece, depth and talent was added over the summer, with solid players such as CJ Watson (from Chicago), signing their second round pick Tyshawn Taylor out of Kansas, and established veterans in Josh Childress (from Phoenix) and Andray Blatche (from Washington). Throw in their three starting big-men, Gerald Wallace, Brook Lopez, and Kris Humphries, and last years’ rookie-sensation Marshon Brooks, and Brooklyn definitely has a team to be reckoned with.
Written by Vincent Graziadio (@Vinny_Graziadio)
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